Mavis and her lover plan to kill her wealthy new husband, Edgar Hollister,
and seem to have succeeded quite quickly and all too easily, but have they?
The arrival of Edgar's dotty daughter Susan, with fiance in tow, complicates
everything as they try to solve the mystery of Edgars' disappearance. The
interfering housekeeper fails to help as do the two bumbling members of the
When this zany spoof of British mysteries opened in Sydney, Australia,
reviewers spouted phrases like "a great vehicle for three ladies," "a
plethora of hilarious situations," and "this is a romp!" "Really a minor
gem ... witty and sophisticated." Newcastle Morning Herald. "Murder has never
been this funny. A spoof of all crime thrillers ... it is good clean mirth all
the way. The quick, smart, extremely well timed dialogue of Jack Sharkey comes
through loud and clear [with] never a dull moment." Times. "There are secret
chambers, secret panels and trap lids galore. They're all operated by the most
ridiculous contrivances and gloriously mucked up.... A high, mad melodrama."
Frank Harris. "Delightful ... constant humor.... A good mixture of Agatha
Christie, Monty Python, and Abbot and Costello!" Canon, Memphis.